Czinger 21C hypercar to feature at Goodwood

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Czinger 21C to make outind at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

New American company Czinger’s debut model, the radical 21C hypercar, will make its appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.

The announcement comes ahead of deliveries of the hypercar getting under way in 2023.

Czinger 21C Laguna Seca 2

This will be the 21C’s second high-profile outing on track, having already beaten the production car lap record at California’s Laguna Seca Raceway by a considerable margin in 2021.

The 907kW hyper-hybrid was sent around the 3.6km course, with professional racer Joel Millar at the wheel, in just 1min 25.44sec, far outpacing the previous record of 1min 27.62sec set by the McLaren Senna in 2019. Conditions were described as “ideal” and the car used road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R tyres.

The Laguna Seca record is the first, Czinger said, in a planned string of future performance record attempts – although the firm has yet to confirm whether the 21C will put in a record attempt on the Goodwood hillclimb during the festival. The record is currently held by Volkswagen’s ID R electric prototype, which went up the course in just 39.9sec in 2019.

Footage of the Czinger team preparing the 21C for its record-breaking run at Laguna Seca, as well as it lapping the track at speed, can be seen below.

Limited to just 80 examples, the Aston Martin Valkyrie rival is powered by an in-house-developed twin-turbocharged 2.88-litre flat-crank V8 that revs to 11,000rpm and sends its power to the rear wheels.

If that wasn’t enough, it’s supplemented by two electric motors that power the front wheels, resulting in a total output of 919kW.

With the road-going version’s kerb weight of 1250kg (the lightweight track configuration is just 1218kg), Czinger claims a true 1:1 power-to-weight ratio (measured in metric horsepower and kilograms).

Unsurprisingly, the quoted acceleration figures are mind-boggling: 0-100km/hin 1.9sec, 0-300km/h in 15sec and 0-400km/h -0 in a scarcely believable 29.0sec. A 431km/h top speed is claimed.

Power is put though a seven-speed sequential gearbox with a hydraulic multi-plate clutch.

Designed and manufacturered from scratch using innovative 3D-printing and automation techniques, the 21C features an alloy-and-carbonfibre chassis.

Its design is highly aero focused; Czinger claims that the road-going version produces 250kg of downforce at 250km/h and the track version makes 790kg.

A full-width LED light strip stretches across the rear, which is dominated by a honeycomb grille design.

The car also features an in-line seating arrangement, like in a fighter jet.

Promising to showcase a “paradigm shift in the way vehicles are designed, developed, engineered and manufactured”, Czinger is named after founder and CEO Kevin Czinger, the man behind the Divergent Blade supercar of 2015.

Felix Page

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